Forced to remove the "hat and sunglasses" for FCC certification, specs and an image of a new OnePlus device has just been published and made public. It could be the OnePlus X or the fabled OnePlus Mini, but all that's known for sure is that OnePlus plans to output a new handset on Oct. 12.

In demonstrating where it plans to put its FCC ID label on the handset, OnePlus shared a picture of the backside of a smartphone that definitely distinguishes itself from the company's past products.

We're not to calling the handset the OnePlus Mini, but the phone looks to be roughly ten centimeters shorter than the OnePlus Two -- and there's still a chance the OnePlus X and Mini are one and the same. 

The shorter frame would result in a slightly smaller display, which falls in line with rumors suggesting the Mini, or X, would have a 5-inch display. The OnePlus 2 has a 5.5-inch display. 

At the base of the phone, which OnePlus is calling the "One E1005" for now, there's a stereo pair of speakers and a USB Type-C port. 

On the inside, there's a processor, with an unspecified amount of cores, that's clocked at 1.9 GHz and a 2450 mAh battery that falls short of the rumored 3000 mAh. 

And there's the Bluetooth, GPS, LTE and Wi-Fi radios that caused the handset to have to pass through the FCC's certification in the first place.

The X, or Mini, is rumored to have 2 GB or RAM, an octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 system on a chip, a 13 MP rear camera and a 5 MP selfie cam. 

Whatever this handset is, the one in the FCC papers, it's most certainly that "Next Big Step" OnePlus was talking about last week. The company sent out invites to a reveal event scheduled for Oct. 12 in Bengaluru in the south of India.

Join OnePlus founder and its general manager "as they reiterate the relevance of Indian market in the OnePlus growth story and announce "the next big step,'" reads the invite.

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